The Klickitat County Board of Commissioners will be looking at a range of alternatives on how to implement a proposed ordinance that would allow specific wheeled all-terrain vehicles (ATVs) to be driven on county roads designated for such use.
Spawning of Tule fall Chinook is underway at the Spring Creek National Fish Hatchery (NFH) in Underwood. The process began Sept. 16 with the return of the fish to the hatchery.
White Salmon voters will find just one contested race before them — the one for mayor — when they open their 2015 General Election ballots later this month. The race pits two-term incumbent David Poucher against City Councilor Bill Werst, who was elected to the council in 2011.
A proposed ordinance before the Klickitat County Board of Com-missioners would allow the operation of certain wheeled non-highway vehicles on about 18% of the county road system.
When driving east along State Route 14 past Horsethief Butte park and into Wishram, the evidence of the Horsethief Butte fire becomes clear from dark patches of burned grass that run along the hills and down the cliffs to the Columbia River. Some of those dark patches were vines belonging to Wishram’s Cascade Cliffs Vineyard and Winery, 8866 SR 14.
Shortly after noon on Sunday, a fast-moving grass fire was reported in the area of Oak Creek Road in the Dallesport area. The fire quickly grew and spread east toward the town of Wishram.
The White Salmon City Council is awaiting guidance from the city’s Operations Committee regarding the definition of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and how, or if, the city should be billing these additional residential units for water and sewer services.
The Cougar Creek Fire Complex isn’t the first fire to sweep across the forests surrounding Mt. Adams. The Yakama Nation Reservation, Mt. Adams Wilderness, and Gifford Pinchot National Forest have all seen their share of wildfires over the past few decades, but that doesn’t mean that there isn’t still concern over the burn that’s now engulfed more than 53,000 acres.
Monday, Aug. 31, saw the turnover of Washington Interagency Incident Management Team 5 (WAIIMT5) to Southern California Interagency Incident Management Team 3 (SCIIMT3). WAIIMT5 had been managing the Cougar Creek Fire since Aug. 12. A lightning strike on Aug. 10 sparked the fire.
A number of candidates stepped forward to file for vacant non-partisan offices during Klickitat County’s special 3-day filing period Aug. 5-7, including three who filed for Lyle School Board Position No. 1.
The state Department of Natural Resources shut down Klickitat County’s logging industry last Wednesday, Aug. 19, in response to the extreme wildfire conditions that exist throughout the county.
White Salmon administrators are regrouping after a federal agency turned down its request for a $500,000 grant to help cover the cost of restoring Jewett Springs as a supply source for the city’s sprawling regional water system.
White Salmon Valley School District officials are concerned about the impacts Klickitat County’s Snowden-Loop Roads intersection project that’s scheduled to start next Monday, Aug. 31, the day before local schools open for the 2015-16 school year.
State Route 14 through Bingen will be closed to on-street parking starting at 8 p.m. next Monday, Aug. 31, until 6 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 1, due to highway paving.
At roughly 22,600 acres, the 10-day-old Cougar Creek Fire burning six miles northwest of Glenwood, in southwestern Yakima County, is now the sixth-largest active wildfire going in the state.